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Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Sun Sep 04, 2016 3:58 am

Just getting this up here. Happy writing.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Athena » Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:22 am

Oh ho! Already time for this! Time certainly does fly, doesn't it?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:23 am

And, having cleared the Q4 decks today, I'm ready to roll!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby emilymccosh » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:53 pm

Yeah, I'm not panicking about this at all...

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby emilymccosh » Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:56 pm

No, but seriously, I think I already know exactly what I'm going to do. I have a story I wrote a few months ago that I sent to a professional anthogy and got a rejection. But I think it will be great for WotF with a bit of tweaking. I need the try/fail cycles to be a bit more fleshed out, but other than that, I think it has everything DF seems to like in a story...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:50 am

Time to start thinking about the next quarter... wotf015
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby DoctorJest » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:58 am

I'm just at the stage of picking which of the two or three stories I've got in partial I should go with for this...they're all stories I'm happy with, but all incomplete at the moment.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:35 am

I just have the hazy beginnings of a world and a setting. No characters or plot yet...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:11 am

I have characters and a setting. I just need to decide on a plotline.

On another note, I've decided that I'm not going to let work overwhelm me anymore. I'm going to draft a novel over the next year or so, a little bit at a time (my goal is 350 words a day, and if I do more that's great). I just have to pick which idea to run with.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Sep 30, 2016 2:47 pm

I should have a story ready by November for Q1. Research partially done. Now to get to it!!!! Hmmm maybe, I'll do some writing while I'm manning the ConDor table at San Diego Who Con tomorrow. Plus, I'm submitting it for critique to my Writer's Group for our October meeting so I have to have it written in the next two weeks!

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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:19 pm

Been working on it at work for three weeks. Just couldn't get that opening right. At one point I had over 600 words even though some of that probably was repeats. I restarted it twice and now I think I have it, so I can go on.
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Postby emilymccosh » Sun Oct 02, 2016 2:28 pm

I have a story I'm working on for an anthology deadline on the 15th, then I can start on this Q story. I have to decide between two stories to write, and then of course there's actually trying to write them the way they're worth...if that makes sense???
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Tue Oct 04, 2016 7:45 am

I begin to tire of re-reading my story. I probably couldn't spot a mistake if it jumped up and bit me. Hey, it's the 4th of October already. Should I submit now or not? Hmm. Decisions, decisions.

Okay, I decided. I'm in. wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Ember » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:52 pm

Ishmael wrote:I begin to tire of re-reading my story. I probably couldn't spot a mistake if it jumped up and bit me. Hey, it's the 4th of October already. Should I submit now or not? Hmm. Decisions, decisions.


Send it out! You might get some more good ideas, and perhaps your passion will ignite when you have to defend your baby against the snarling teeth of criticism. I'd be keen to have a look, I'm trying to crit more.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby J'nae Rae » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:54 pm

Finally sat down and wrote a story I've been meaning to write since August. A little over 1400, all today. I've submitted it to my Writer's Group for Critique at the end of the month. I'll definitely be submitting it for this Quarter. wotf024

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Postby emilymccosh » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Wow, you guys are boring. No conversation on here for 4 DAYS!!!

Is it every one is just busy writing their awesome entry... wotf022
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:09 am

Hi Klevang. Actually this story has been polished until I can see my face in it, and since it's in already and I can't expect to make any changes before the Spring I don't really care to be told that something's wrong with it.

However I'm always happy to do other crit exchanges. I've usually got something cooking that either no-one's seen yet or that hasn't earned itself a personal rejection. Drop me a PM if you like.

By the way, speaking of personal rejections, I just received one from F&SF signed Charlie and going into a little detail. I've had personals from here before but always signed CC Finlay. Anyone know if this is a normal upgrade or something unusual?
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Postby MattDovey » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:50 pm

Ishmael wrote:By the way, speaking of personal rejections, I just received one from F&SF signed Charlie and going into a little detail. I've had personals from here before but always signed CC Finlay. Anyone know if this is a normal upgrade or something unusual?


Getting a Charlie is a badge of some renown wotf007 and common practice is that you have now earned the right to address him as Charlie in your future submissions. Congratulations! wotf001
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Postby Ishmael » Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:59 am

Thanks, Matt. That's good to know. wotf013
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Postby katsincommand » Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:38 am

I've got one in mind I'm a little afraid to submit. It's my favorite story ever written (which is the first scary part). And it'll be the longest submission I've ever made for this contest (another scary - there's more to burn!) And I'm also not usually planning this early.

But seriously. :) What's the worst that could happen?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:49 am

katsincommand wrote:I've got one in mind I'm a little afraid to submit. It's my favorite story ever written (which is the first scary part). And it'll be the longest submission I've ever made for this contest (another scary - there's more to burn!) And I'm also not usually planning this early.

But seriously. :) What's the worst that could happen?


Not submitting. wotf011 So go for it! (I missed a quarter once last year and regretted it tremendously, because that felt worse than a rejection to me.)
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Postby emilymccosh » Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:59 am

MattDovey wrote:
Ishmael wrote:By the way, speaking of personal rejections, I just received one from F&SF signed Charlie and going into a little detail. I've had personals from here before but always signed CC Finlay. Anyone know if this is a normal upgrade or something unusual?


Getting a Charlie is a badge of some renown wotf007 and common practice is that you have now earned the right to address him as Charlie in your future submissions. Congratulations! wotf001


Knowing that kind of makes me feel better about getting rejected. I just sent them a story for the second time and got a personal signed Charlie. Not bad, I guess... wotf001
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Postby Ishmael » Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:17 pm

Good for you!

Just tried the second part of the advice. I'll report back on its efficacy! wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Oct 21, 2016 9:52 am

emilymccosh wrote:
MattDovey wrote:
Ishmael wrote:By the way, speaking of personal rejections, I just received one from F&SF signed Charlie and going into a little detail. I've had personals from here before but always signed CC Finlay. Anyone know if this is a normal upgrade or something unusual?


Getting a Charlie is a badge of some renown wotf007 and common practice is that you have now earned the right to address him as Charlie in your future submissions. Congratulations! wotf001


Knowing that kind of makes me feel better about getting rejected. I just sent them a story for the second time and got a personal signed Charlie. Not bad, I guess... wotf001


Ahh so signing Charlie must be good! Unfortunately I appear to have been demoted. I had 2 personal rejections from him and they were long elaborate paragraphs detailing what was wrong with the story. I thought I might be close to a breakthrough. Then right before I went on unemployment my boss told me I should put all my stories online for free so that people could see my work and it would help me get another job. Stupidly, I believed her. Not only have I gotten no job offers, but then I go and submit one of the stories to F&SF. Turns out putting stories online even for free counts as being published. So of course I get a rejection from him along with a lengthy paragraph on copyrighting. Now this last story I sent that got HM in Q3 I get one short sentence saying he's going to pass and why. Signed C.C. Finlay.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:23 am

It seems your former boss gave you very bad advise. wotf016

The only work I put out their for free is under a handle and is fanfic. Why do people always want artists to work for free? That's what putting our stuff out there for free means.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:43 am

J'nae Rae wrote:It seems your former boss gave you very bad advise. wotf016

The only work I put out their for free is under a handle and is fanfic. Why do people always want artists to work for free? That's what putting our stuff out there for free means.


Extremely bad advice! She was like you have to build up your portfolio if you want to build up your audience. And I thought hey she's older and wiser maybe she's right. Wrong. Why I listened to her I don't know. She just lost her business that should have been a clue not to take her advice. At least now I know!
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Postby DoctorJest » Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:56 am

I second all of this. The only forum I frequent that does online critiquing of stories does so in a locked forum -- you have to be a member to access it, which means that web spiders and suchlike don't find the work online. That's important, because for a lot of markets, even having your story published for review on a writers' forum counts as prior publication.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Oct 21, 2016 11:34 am

The only place I posted anything not fanfic was Baen's Bar. Even though that is a locked forum, I requested the entries be removed when I was done with the story there.
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Postby DoctorJest » Fri Oct 21, 2016 1:10 pm

Everyone does that there, too -- people can always edit their posts, so as soon as the poster's gotten their story into the kind of shape they're aiming for, they take them down. It's intended to be a temporary way to get group feedback, though some people prefer to send copy directly to forum members, which is safer still.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:42 pm

If all goes well, my terrible first draft will be finished by the end of Friday. wotf019 It really is bad, but I think it will be good once I take the time to edit it properly.
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